Idris Elba stars in the film, 'Mandela,' this fall.  (Photo Credit: THR)
Idris Elba stars in the film, ‘Mandela,’ this fall.
(Photo Credit: THR)’s founder and editor-in-chief Wilson Morales has rolled out the “ultimate” fall 2013 preview of black films. Morales, who is currently covering the 2013 Toronto film festival, discusses the “abundance” of black films being released this fall in Hollywood, which is unusual. Morales writes:

“Coming up is abundance of films being released in the fall. In years past, we usually can count on a handful of films to be in theaters, including a Tyler Perry film;  but from Sept. to Dec., there will be over 10 ten films that will have black talent in predominant roles, lead and supporting.”

Morales adds, “From biopics (Winnie Mandela, Nelson Mandela, Don ‘The Snake’ Prudhomme) to ensemble films (Best Man Holiday, Black Nativity, 12 Years A Slave), there is plenty of black talent getting exposure this year. Forest Whitaker, Isaiah Washington and Jennifer Hudson each have more than one film in theaters this fall.”

Did The Burton Wire mention that Riddick, starring Vin Diesel, debuted at no. 1 at this weekend’s box office, knocking out theater darling The Butler, starring Forrest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey?

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